The story of Akro is the story of a family; of a dynasty that spans from the earliest days of the perfume industry in Grasse to the cutting edge artform of today.
It all started a few years back, when founder Anaïs Cresp was living in London and learning about the world. Working in the pubs and bars of the vibrant and diverse area of Ladbroke Grove, she became enraptured by the scents around her; by the flower stalls, coffee houses, charcoal grills, by the whiskey and leather of the grand old Irish pubs and the inescapable haze of weed in the air.
After a long, lost summer of indulging in everything the city had to offer, Anaïs hit on an idea; that these distinctive aromas could be bottled and turned into fragrances. Perhaps, instead of just fruits and flowers, you could wear your favourite vice on your skin.
Akro is a French brand that attracts more and more fans of niche perfumes every year. Today, I have for you a premiere fragrance called Ink, a perfume inspired by the art of tattooing.
Ink is a woody and aromatic composition that includes vetiver, ink, birch and jasmine. The opening of the fragrance is a warm and slightly leather wood aura, which has something intriguing about it, i.e. the title ink. It is a very warming, deep and addictive fragrance. Thanks to this, the composition is dark, heavy and gains more and more earthy, incense chords with each passing moment. Ink is a composition with many faces, therefore, fans of incense, leather and patchouli will love it.
The fragrance parameters are very good. The composition stays on the skin for up to 12 hours and will be a dream come true for all fans of niche perfumes.